Great Crested Flycatcher nest

August 30, 2008

I finally got around to cleaning out the nest that the Great Crested Flycatchers (GCFs) built in our Red Bellied Woodpecker nest box.  My neighbor Bob was nice enough to help me lower the woodpecker nest box to the ground so I could clean it, reload it with pine shavings, and put it back up.

The GCFs used pine straw and dried oak leaves to layer their nest on top of the pine shavings to the correct height.  Notice how the nest has no “cup” to it.

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Great Crested Flycatcher nest (2008)

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Learning the Ropes!

August 4, 2008

Bluebird parent showing baby bluebird how to eat mealworms.  Notice how the parent gets a large mouthful of mealworms and to show the baby before feeding it.  It took a few seconds but the baby finally got it and started eating mealworms on its own. 

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Baby bluebird learning the ropes! 08/04/2008

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The photo and movie clip were taken by a Linksys wireless color camera with direct Internet streaming capability.

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